Confederate Memorial - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 46.535 W 096° 47.980
14S E 706085 N 3628551
Quick Description: Standing 60' tall, the marble and granite Confederate Memorial in the Pioneer Plaza cemetery may be the Dallas's oldest sculpture. It was created in 1896.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 6:25:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM3HZV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
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Long Description:
From Rootsweb [link]:
Believed to be the city's oldest outdoor art sculpture, the Confederate Memorial was originally located at Old City Park, formerly Sullivan Park, which was located less than a half mile away on S. Ervay. Its original installation at the Park in 1896 was an all-day event attended by 400 Confederate & 65 Union veterans. The monument was moved to its present location in Pioneer Cemetery in 1961 when construction began on R. L. Thornton Frwy.
It consists of a 60-foot central obelisk bearing the likeness of Old Tice on one side, a Confederate Soldier standing atop the monument & four statues: Albert Sidney Johnston at one corner, General Robert E. Lee at another corner, General Stonewall Jackson on the third corner & Confederate President Jefferson Davis on the fourth corner.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 06/25/1896

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Dallas Chapter. No.6

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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